‘Stories from the waterside’ event and website launch
25 Jan 2021

‘Stories from the waterside’ event and website launch


LAWPRO is delighted to launch a new website dedicated to Stories from the waterside.  This launch will take place during an online event on 02 February at 7:00pm. Anyone can attend the event by registering at


Stories from the waterside was a writing competition held last May during Lockdown. LAWPRO received almost 500 stories from across the island of Ireland and even further afield from Irish living abroad.

This new website will archive all those stories, celebrating local connections with Ireland’s magical waters. It will also be a platform to record any stories about water received in the future.

Some authors will read their stories at this informal event hosted by popular radio presenter Jim Finn. There will be conversation about the background to the stories and people’s connections with local water bodies and nature. The event will also mark World Wetlands Day 2021. 

Stories from the waterside was a collaboration between LAWPRO (Local Authority Waters Programme), The Heritage Council and the Heritage Officer Programme, Waterways Ireland, and Inland Fisheries Ireland.

Stories from the Waterside